By Victoria Onehi & Divine-Favour Grace Chukwu
Mrs Monica Nosike,FCA, has been sworn-in as the 8th Chairperson of the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria, (SWAN) Abuja chapter.
Nosike who was sworn-in by the National President of SWAN, Mrs Nwamara Catherine Nnaji in Abuja on Saturday said during her two year tenure,she alongside the new Executive will build on what their predecessors has done, hence the theme of the tenure is ‘Soaring higher.’
Nosike promised to promote girl-child education as a means to give back to the society. ‘” Our project Adopt A Girl-Child ‘ initiative will center on putting smile on the faces of indigent but intelligent girls in public primary and secondary schools in order to assist them acquire quality education.
” SWAN will embark on visitation to orphanages and old peoples home. We will embark on this charitable gesture quarterly as a way of contributing to the welfare of the less-priviledge.” She said.
Nosike said SWAN Abuja will also help to build capacity of members through trainings and seminars .
“Our organisation through leveraging on technology and artificial intelligence landscape will organise seminars for professionals along these lines of thought.” She said.
The Accoutant-General of the Federation, Dr Oluwatoyin Shakirat Madein, who was the mother of the day at the event said the chapter must continue to soar higher and higher taking the profession to greater heights.
“All the programmes and projects that SWAN has been carrying out in the past most tremendously increase in the next two years. Whether training, mentoring and leading girls into this noble profession. Its not out of place if 80 percent of ICAN members are women.” Madein said.
The National President of ICAN Dr Innocent Okwuosa, who was represented by the 2nd Deputy Vice President,ICAN, Hajiya Queensly A.Seghosime, said SWAN has championed many laudable projects which has positivly impacted female Accountants in particular and the accounting profession at large.
” I want to re-assure all our female members that the institute accord great respect and recognition to the female arm of f ICAN.” She said.
The National President of SWAN,Mrs Nwamara Catherine Nnaji while delivering her speech said in the 45 years existance of SWAN, the association has empowered thousands of female Accountants and hundreds of young women increasing their financial literacy skills.
She called on the new Abuja Executive to work together in harmony and build on the works of their predecessors.
The Chairman of the Occasion and Permanent Secretary, General Services Office,office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation ,Nnamdi Mbaeri tasked all members of SWAN to put their expertise into practice and stand out in both public and private sector regardless of their gender.